Judy Lunsford served as Worship Leader on Sunday, 3-9 with Joe Salinas and Cole Moore helping as acolytes.
Members with March birthdays are Jaxon Salinas 3-1, Jo Ann Ragan 3-4, Carolyn Belew 3-25, and Pat Leatherwood 3-26.
The congregation sang “Happy Birthday” to these members and wished them happy days ahead.
Travis Rasberry is back at home after having a procedure done in Fort Worth. Keep both Travis and Melba in your prayers.
Our congregation extends sympathy to Latrell Cain on the passing of her daughter, Amy.
Pastor Ken gave the Children’s Lesson. He asked the children “When you take a trip in the car to a place you haven’t been, what do you need? They knew you need a map or you can get lost. Pastor Ken yes, a map or a GPS guide like Tom-tom will tell you where to go.
Pastor Ken explained the Bible is a map or guide for finding the right way to go through life. Pastor Ken said many Christians don’t read their Bible and that is a sad thing. He encouraged the youngsters to always find time to read their Bible.
Our pianist Pat Beaty sang “Be Thou My Vision” for the Offertory. It was beautiful and the congregation enjoyed it.
“Worship the Lord Your God” was the title of Rev. Ken Lunsford’s sermon. The lesson was taken from Matthew 4:1-11; this section of Matthew tells of Jesus being tempted by Satan in the desert.
Temptation is the wedge of the devil’s desire that seeks to wear us down or wear us out. But there is good news today. There is one who has faced temptation and overcome it. There is one who promises to strengthen us in our battle with the devil.
Jesus knows the solution is not simply will power. Jesus knows the power of temptation; He knows its allure for the human heart. But the key to overcoming this allure is God’s power. It is not our resolve, but God’s Spirit.
We need to fill our hearts with the presence of God and never deal with temptation alone.
St. Paul, the apostle said it very well, “Who will rescue me from this sinful nature? Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through Jesus Christ my Lord!”
Pastor Ken told us to stay close to each other, worship regularly and often, avoid temptation, and fill your heart with God’s word. Because if you do; you will grow strong in Jesus’ name.